Hopi Maidens - Retired
Hopi "kachinas" are stylized religious icons carved from cottonwood roots and painted to represent the masked spirits from Hopi mythology. Vickie Knepper-Adrian's inspiration for "Hopi Maidens" is the annual ceremony in which Hopi maidens and tribesmen dressed as kachinas dance and sing to bring rain for the upcoming harvest. She writes, "One side has a woman's feel with 3 Hopi maidens and a Corn Kachina. The other side has 3 male kachina figures with the Sun Kachina. On the base is the beautiful Butterfly Kachina. I wanted to fill the pony with Hopi inspirations for long life, love, health and strength." The resin figurine measures 8 1/2" tall.